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Wynton Marsalis Omnibook by Hal Leonard
Wynton Marsalis Omnibook by Hal Leonard
Mark Guiliana: Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset
Mark Guiliana: Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset
Audio Technica ATM350PL UniMount piano mic
Audio Technica ATM350PL UniMount piano mic
Fodera Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass
Fodera Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass
D'Angelico Premier Series guitars
D'Angelico Premier Series EXL-1 Guitar

Wynton Marsalis Omnibook
Surely there are Omnibooks players should absorb before this one, and even Wynton himself would be hard-pressed to disagree. But this new volume from Hal Leonard, dedicated to decoding the improvisations of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s artistic director, is an invaluable addition to the jazz-ed library. The book begins at a summit, with a terrific introductory essay that defines Marsalis as a conceptualist whose smart juxtapositions of jazz eras approach innovation. Equally astute stylistic analysis follows, then it’s on to the diverse spread of 35 solos. $19.99. halleonard.com

Mark Guiliana: Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset
Mark Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the last decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation. His new book/DVD set, Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset (Hudson), provides the sort of concept-driven instruction—emphasizing Dynamics, Rate, Orchestration and Phrasing, or D.R.O.P.—you’d expect from a musician who has collaborated with David Bowie, Donny McCaslin and Brad Mehldau. Guiliana’s longtime colleagues in and out of McCaslin’s group, keyboardist Jason Lindner and bassist Tim Lefebvre, join him in the sharply produced video. $29.99. hudsonmusic.com

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